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BILL SUMMARY

Clarifies that the consent required of a woman in order for medical experiments, research, or the taking of photographs upon her aborted fetus must be in writing.

The current statute only requires “prior knowledge and consent” of the mother, so arguably, consent could be given any number of ways.

ANALYSIS

The bill strengthens the consent requirement by requiring that the consent be in writing.

STATUS

Passed the House 89-0 and the Senate 29-0. Signed into law by Gov. Haslam.

BILL

Senate Bill / House Bill
Sponsor(s): Hensley in the Senate, Terry in the House